A Naughty Elves wine and cheese bar, Australia’s largest open-air ice-skating rink, toboggan slides, fairy-floss encased ice creams, A 15-metre charity Christmas tree, snowfall galore and live caroling – are some of the highlights that will abound when Australia’s biggest Christmas festival – the Sydney Santa Spectacular – hits Rosehilll Gardens this December 9th to 27th.
Bringing a classic winter wonderland to Sydney’s scorching silly season, the 19-day extravaganza will offer up a seasonal smorgasbord of North Pole experiences – with a flat-priced golden ticket ($41) granting each attendee unlimited access to all rides, activities, entertainment and free parking over a three-hour session.
“We wanted to bring a Christmas festival to Sydney on the scale as some of the big international Christmas experiences. Creating a white Christmas at home in the hot Aussie summer has its challenges, but it’s great fun. And we’ve added some uniquely Australian touches as well,” said Jade Evans, Co-founder/owner of Sydney Santa Spectacular.
“We have a big family ourselves, and we know how expensive these types of events can be. With this in mind, we’ve intentionally kept the price point low and made sure that pretty much everything is included in the ticket price. Parking is included, and you can also BYO food and drinks from home so it really is great value,” Jade said.
Now in its second year, the Sydney Santa Spectacular has doubled in size to become Australia’s biggest Christmas festival, boasting Australia’s largest open-air ice-skating rink, as well as the nation’s only double-decker carousel and a toboggan snow slide.
A new Naughty Elves Wine and Cheese Bar will provide the perfect pre-skate watering hole for some Dutch courage twirls on the ice, while sweet-tooths will be able to indulge in Australia’s only fairy-floss encased ice cream –the perfect tasty treat to round out a night of fabulous festive fayre.
Decadence aside, the Sydney Santa Spectacular will aim to give back to the community throughout the month of December, with a towering 15 metre Christmas tree acting as the centerpiece for charitable gift-fiving during the festival. Event organisers are inviting attendees to bring a gift to put under the tree, with all gifts going to Camp Quality and the Westmead and Randwick Children’s Hospitals.
“Last year we took more than 1,000 presents to sick kids. It was such an awesome experience and this year we’re hoping to deliver them even more,” said Jade.
In 2015, the Sydney Santa Spectacular attracted more than 40,000 festival-goers of all ages, with Christmas-lovers flocking from across the country to revel in an Australian North Pole Christmas experience like no other.
Tickets for the Sydney Santa Spectacular are on sale now at: http://www.sydneysantaspectacular.com/ticket-info.php
What: Sydney Santa Spectacular
Where: James Ruse Drive Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill NSW, 2141James Ruse Drive Rosehill GardensRosehill NSW 2142 James Ruse Drive Rosehill GardensRosehill NSW 2142
When: December 9th–27th 2016 –session times vary each day and should be checked online
How much: General entry – $41 per person
Bulk purchase of 4 tickets – $36 per person
Children under 2 are free and do not require a ticket